Get it? San Jose? Hello? Anyone?
Anyway this is the last game of the West Coast road trip, which of course means you can soon return to normal sleep cycles under your Barry Beck posters. Here’s hoping it’s a good one, if only for the people of San Jose — who I’m pretty sure according to the new NHL schedule won’t see the Rangers again this century. Or at least until Thomas Pock plays next. Whichever comes first.
Either way, as I mentioned before, the Rangers can play this game knowing the road trip will at least be a moderate success. Given the ugly loss to Florida last week, and even an uglier loss at L.A. on Monday, I would imagine most fans would have signed up for a 2-2 swing out West. That the team has a chance to go 3-1 is even better (speaking of which, in this era of expensive newsprint, we should thank the Rangers for not even needing the third column in the standings yet).
With that in mind, a few things to keep an eye on: